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The politics of Weiguan in China’s internet events

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posted on 23.01.2018, 00:00 authored by Jian XuJian Xu
This article examines the historical evolution of weiguan politics in China with a particular focus on the characteristics and political impacts of weiguan in the Internet era. It proposes a ‘mediation’ approach to study
political communication in China’s digital age. It argues that the Internet has become a public interventional tool in China, through which, different social actors compete, negotiate, interact and mutually constitute each other. Online weiguan and the Internet events provide concrete, vivid and contextualized cases to analyze the interplays between multiple stakeholders and the political impacts of such interplays.

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Journal

China media report

Volume

1

Issue

65

Article number

4

Pagination

23 - 28

Publisher

Zhejiang University

Location

Hong Kong

ISSN

1682-3362

Language

chi

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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